Fiesta-da-Literati and Alfaaz
Samwaad, the Literature and Quizzing Society of PDPM IIITDM Jabalpur, is the institute’s centre of public speaking and the hub of great speakers. It aims to hone the stage skills of its members in fields of Extempore, Debates, Speeches, Poetry and much more. Also, it hosts a number of fun events like Shipwrecked, Just A Minute, Spell Bee, Friday Night Discussions and the list is long. Amidst these year round activities, Samwaad is known for its two Literature festivals; Fiesta-da-Literati, an Intra-college festival for the entire student fraternity of the institute and Alfaaz, an Inter-college festival, wherein students from all the colleges of Jabalpur and beyond participate with utmost zeal and enthusiasm. Fiesta-da-Literati is the first of the cultural festivals for the odd semesters, conducted in the month of September. It brings in much needed excitement after the mid-semester examinations and sees huge participation from the newly admitted first year students of the institute. Alfaaz, on the other hand, is the first to be conducted for the even semesters, in the month of January. It witnesses a true spectrum of talent when students from far and beyond come to participate in this ever exciting Literature festival. Samwaad has always been one of the most active cultural clubs of IIITDMJ and is managed and run by people who work day in and day out to maintain the grandeur that this Literature and Quizzing Society has earned for itself in the past years.